Ichiro Hara is Managing Director of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). In this role, he is responsible for foreign economic relations. He has been deeply involved in the B7/20 (business counterpart to G7/20) from the outset. He is currently serving as Vice Chair of Trade Committee of the Business at OECD (BIAC).
During over three decades of professional experience with Keidanren, he was also involved in administrative and industrial affairs. Under the Koizumi administration, he was seconded to the Cabinet Office to deal with regulatory reform.
He joined Keidanren in 1986 after graduating from Sophia University.
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The Geopolitical State of Affairs – What role can value-based partnerships play?
As the world already combats the effects on the covid-19 pandemic on myriad policy areas, the war in Ukraine poses challenges both in the humanitarian realm and across the policy sphere. This crisis in particular highlights geopolitical questions regarding value-based alliances and dealing with autocratic systems. The panel on the geopolitical state of affairs aims to deal with these greater structural questions about these and other difficulties and to explore how G7 cooperation can go beyond the traditional policy areas and strive towards deeper unity when global challenges ramp up.
Barbara Beltrame, Vice President for International Affairs, Confindustria
Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and CEO Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Ichiro Hara, Managing Director, Keidanren
Dominik Mutter, Security Policy Director, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, President of MEDEF, President and Founder of Notus Technologies